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About me

My practice

I am a Humanistic counsellor with experience of working with a wide range of issues with the NHS and in private work. I have a warm friendly approach and aim to provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space in which you can begin to explore the issues troubling you. Central to my practice as a counsellor is building an accepting, trusting relationship in which you can explore your deepest self.

At times we can feel overwhelmed, anxious, stressed and struggle with uncertainty what the future holds.  Occasionally something unexpected that we hadn't planned for can arise such as loss of a loved one, illness, family breakdown or problems in the workplace, this can be very difficult to cope with. At times like these, it can be helpful to talk things through with someone who will listen and accept you as you are, without judgement or telling you what to do. Counselling can enable you to be more accepting of yourself, better cope, work towards increased happiness and reveal your potential.

If you are considering therapy, then do call to discuss your needs.

I provide a premium and ethically sound service, my professional body being the BACP, I am experienced, well qualified and receive regular quality supervision.

I work with families, couples and individuals.  In my family work I would typically work with 2 or at a maximum 3 family members at a time, with my work being focused more on parents with adolescent and teenage children. I do offer telephone and online therapy.

In my practice I adhere to a Humanistic model of working which means I view people as best served by making their own decisions, I don’t tend to offer any training or advice; however, where clients have an interest in the various theories which might apply, I would be happy to introduce appropriate theories for discussion.

Training, qualifications & experience

Jonathan Mitchell BA (Cicest), BEng (Leeds)

I am qualified with both BA Degree and a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, which included a research dissertation.

I work predominantly in my own private practice; however, I have worked as a therapist for staff within the NHS and for NHS patients via the Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme.

Education and experience

My degree in Counselling is from the University of Chichester, accredited by my professional organisation the BACP.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Family therapy

I have experience of working with both families and larger groups and believe we are always trying to do our best. In family therapy the family does not need ‘fixing’, it does not need to be told what to do or be educated; but, it can benefit hugely and transform itself through small ‘nudges’. The journey in family therapy enables the family to re-discover each other, a movement towards living together respectfully and basis for healthy rewarding and loving long-term relationships. The benefits can be life-long and can arise from dealing with separation and divorce, the problems arising from arguments, the pressures of living together and the challenges of adolescence.


Couples therapy

Relationship problems within couples can be extremely challenging, and therefore in Couples therapy we will typically contract together regarding commitment to the sessions and the overall process. I will always strive to assure that sessions feel emotionally safe, and will assume a non-blaming stance. My experience indicates that effort put into reconciliation through Couples therapy, typically pays dividends for both the couple and their family’s well-being regardless of any future decisions. A client’s commitment to couples therapy can have significant benefits; the relationship can become more amicable, reducing confrontation and vitriol which can be both emotionally draining.


Online therapy and telephone therapy

I offer telephone and online therapy, however, whichever medium we use, we will require a voice connection.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

Additional information

Counselling: £50 per session (no VAT applicable) for daytime sessions.

Please call to discuss prices for Family and Couples Therapy (sessions tend to be 50% longer).

Availability

I offer sessions throughout the week, and offer phone and video sessions.

Further information

I would invite you to visit my website to find out more about the way I work: www.jonathanjmitchell.co.uk.

As a BACP member I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I hold current professional indemnity insurance.

My practice in Horsham is from my home, with parking available on the drive, or free-of-charge on-street.

My therapy room is on the first floor, accessible with a flight of stairs so is not suitable for wheelchair access; however, for clients who struggle with stairs or are wheelchair-users, then there is ramped access from the drive and we can no doubt arrange work on the ground floor.

Client issues addressed cover a wide range including:

Life challenges:

Anxiety, Depression, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Stress, Anger management

Relationship issues:

Affairs and betrayals, Couples therapy, Relationship issues, Separation and divorce, Sexual problems

Food and weight:

Anorexia nervosa, Binge-eating disorder, Bulimia nervosa, Eating disorders

Impulsivity (and addiction/additions):

Alcoholism, Drug abuse, Gambling addiction, Internet addiction, Self-harm, Sex addiction and Suicidal thoughts

Abuse, trauma and PTSD:

Bullying, Domestic violence, Emotional abuse, Physical abuse, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Sexual abuse

Health and Loss:

Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, Illness, Bereavement and Loss

Family issues:

Abortion/Pregnancy, Adoption, Family issues, Infertility, Miscarriage, Postnatal depression

Work issues:

Career, Bullying, Sexual harassment, Work-related stress

Mental Health diagnoses:

Attachment disorder, Avoidant personality disorder, Dependent personality disorder, Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCD), Panic disorder, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

(diagnoses below may require a recent Mental Health assessment to have been performed):

Bipolar disorder (manic depression), Borderline personality disorder, Dissociation, Hearing voices, Hallucinations, Narcissistic personality disorder, Personality disorders.

29 Pondtail Park
Horsham
West Sussex England
RH12 5LD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Ramp access from road, wide doorways. hard floors and plenty of room for maneuvering. Parking on drive allows ramp deployment and ingres/egress from cars/vans.

Languages offered

Some French and Japanese

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer supervision to counsellors and therapists, across various modalities and endeavour to honour and respect the modalities of my supervisees.

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Jonathan Mitchell BA, PGDip, UKCP

Jonathan Mitchell BA, PGDip, UKCP